SF Bay Antiterrorism Alliance targets Y2K Terrorists

greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

On Thu. Sept. 30 AM SF AM radio station KCBS had a spot news story on a Bay Area Y2K Antiterrorism unit. It was said that local police and other "emergency" personnel had worked out a plan to coordinate potential measures to be taken against terrorists who might want to take advantage of Y2K confusion and do some damage. They could call in the National Guard and other entities if needed, it was reported.

(Some 3 day storm, huh... but YOU don't have to worry, just the government...)

-- Ann Y Body (annybody@nowhere.com), October 01, 1999


That's right Ann...

<<<<<<<<<--------------------nobody panic!!!------------------------->>>>>>>>>

Mike : )


-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), October 01, 1999.

opps... forgot about "html"...

in those brackets should be the words




-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), October 01, 1999.


I have the sad feeling that this may be a focus point...

Cops making plans for New Year's Eve
By Ryan Kim
Thursday, September 30, 1999
)1999 San Francisco Examiner

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/ article.cgi?file=/examiner/hotnews/stories/30/newyears.dtl

Police and city officials unveiled a broad array of contingency plans meant to ensure a safe New Year's Eve celebration, but their words were tempered with uncertainty and a little apprehension about what will actually unfold that night.

With as many as 1.5 million people expected to be in The City to usher in the new millennium, officials said Wednesday they are using the last 93 days of the year to prepare for the worst. ...


Although its possible that phone lines and other forms of communications will be knocked out by the Y2K bug, police will have everything from radios and cell phones to old street call boxes to keep in contact with each other.

[snip--ro end]

For what I "think" could be a Y2K 4 to 5 in the Bay Area... "could" be exacerbated into more. Rather think that's why last spring, both Monterey, Oakland and San Francisco were the recepiants of the Marine Urban Warrior exercises and displays. Sort of... setting the stage... so-to-speak. (But not to the mass of residents, by calling it what it really was!)

*Big Sigh*


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), October 01, 1999.

> "It was said that local police and other "emergency" personnel had worked out a plan to coordinate potential measures to be taken against terrorists who might want to take advantage of Y2K confusion and do some damage".

The Task Force is called "Bat Wing" (?) and Michael Eisner of State OES was the guy discussing it on the air. They are very concerned about possible problems with terrorists which they should be. I know I'm not going into the greater bay area for at least a week or more before and after new years, longer if I can do it (the incubation periods of various bugs being up to 18 days). Have no concrete reason to expect problems though...just very cautious.

Best of luck to us all....DCK

-- Don Kulha (dkulha@vom.com), October 01, 1999.

Just beginning to lurk... again...

California Office of Emergency Services (OES)


Click on  Search and enter terrorism and look at link for Y2K Q&A


Q. What are OES planning efforts on Y2K terrorism related activities?

A. To date, we are aware of no specific threats, beyond the plausible suggestion that Y2K may afford terrorists a window of vulnerability. The OES Law Enforcement Branch is represented on several of California's Terrorism Task Forces and Working Groups. OES, has existing plans to support local government in dealing with civil unrest regardless of the cause. If necessary, the appropriate elements of these plans will be used with any Y2K prompted civil unrest.

Q. Will California activate the National Guard as part of its Y2K contingency plan?

A. The California National Guard (CNG) as a state asset is available and prepared to respond to any disaster situation regardless of the cause. At this time, no special activation is planned for Y2K. http:// www.calguard.ca.gov

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), October 01, 1999.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ